Dr Steve Melia

About me

Steve Melia is a Senior Lecturer in Transport and Planning in the Centre for Transport and SocietyHis research interests focussed on behaviour change, shared transport and the interaction between transport and spatial planning.  He has generated original concepts such as ‘filtered permeability’ and the ‘paradox of intensification’ (Melia et al 2011).  His PhD concerned the potential for carfree development in the UK.  This combined observational case studies in a number of European countries with surveys and interviews of potential house movers in the UK.  He has advised UK Government departments on Eco-towns and the Olympic Park Legacy Company on the future development of the London Olympics site.

Personal website

Including professional and journalistic publications: www.stevemelia.co.uk

Online presentations and interviews

Sharing or Separation, which way for the cities of the future? Filmed debate with Ben Hamilton-Baillie, Chaired by Graham Parkhurst, May 22nd 2012.
Interview on BBC Radio 4, You and Yours, May 21st 2012 (mp3 file)
Interview with BBC Radio Kent, December 12th 2011: Shared Space and the Ashford Ring Road (mp2 file).
Steve Melia's seminar on The Paradox of Intensification (Youtube, 13.47 minutes), CTS Winter Conference 2010.

Area of expertise

Carfree development;transport and spatial planning; street design; shared transport; Sustainable work travel, pedestrianisation and traffic removal

My Publications